"That he [Joseph Paquette] is the half brother of the late Pier Paquette, so long and so advantageously known as the warm & devoted friend to the Government of the United States and the Interpreter for the lndians." (Waggoner, 54a)
The mother of Pierre Paquette was different from the mother of Joseph Paquette inasmuch as they were half-brothers sharing a surname. (Waggoner, 54a)
Linda M. Waggoner (ed.), “Neither White Men Nor Indians: Affidavits from the Winnebago Mixed-blood Claim Commissions, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, 1838-1839” (Roseville, Minnesota: Park Genealogical Books, 2002). Extracted from Territorial Papers of the United States, Wisconsin, 1836-1848. M236. “Special Files of the Office of Indian Affairs,” 1836-46. “Special File 161” (Roll 41). “Special File 190” (Roll 42). National Archives, Washington D.C., Documents on Microfilm, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75).
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